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Old 07-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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nodule at end of esaphogus

I'm new to this, but i need some help understanding what my doctor found during a recent endoscopy. First off I am 19 years old and was having upper right side pain with a little bit of heartburn here and there. well after having the endoscopy done the doctor came in with pictures and he said he found a nodule at the end of my esaphagus where it meets the stomach. but i dont know what a nodule is? he also found a decreased amount of ridges in my small intestine, looking at the pictures, i barely have any. is this something i should be concered about? he took the nodule out to run some tests on it, but i have to wait a week or 2 to find out the results. Can anyone help me?

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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

When I had my scope done I also had this and was told that it was a taking for a biopsy it's a growth of some kind did he mention any swelling of the esophogus or if you had signs of reflux? Don't worry to much its part of getting scoped.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

My mom instilled this in me
"The biggest things we worry about turn out to be nothing at all".
Don't be scared - beans keep us posted.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

Finding assorted bumps or nodules in the stomach or esophagus isn't unusual. I've had several, the biopsy said they were harmless.

See what happens when you go back.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

thank you guys so much! everything i was reading about these always had something to do with a cancer of some sorts. but i guess by reading all those i was pyshing myself out. Hopefully i will get my results soon. and no he didnt mention any swelling that i remember.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

Nope, most of them are NOT cancer, especially in younger people (like under the age of 50 or 60). But when something like that is found during endoscopy, the doctor does a biopsy just to make sure.

Good luck, and I hope you get better soon.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

I'm guessing that's where the sphincter is. It's probably from the stomach acid constantly burning it. I'd be surprised if I didn't have it. Is endoscopy tough if you inflamed esophagus already and difficult swallowing?

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

The endoscope is very very narrow, so it can fit down comfortably even if the esophagus is inflamed.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

First of all Janewhite I just noticed all your posts over the years thank you so much for all the info you must have shared over the years invaluable but the endo are very easy I have had 4 over a ten year span because I have Low grade Barrets They are a breeze well at least for me one time I thought he would find something big I was scheduled for one and I ahd a horrid lump in my throat but no just the normal gerds slightly inflamed throat the endo no worries

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

I know this isn't my main question for this topic, but what could cause diminished ridges in my small intestine? In my pictures I got, there were only 2 noticeable ridges and that was it.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

Are you thinking there are supposed to be more? I do not recall seeing any in mine earlier this year so maybe it's not important?

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

My doctor said it was a sign of disease but I don't recall which one

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

I don't know about the decreased ridges thing. Did every search I could think of, got nuthin.

I can tell you that the purpose of the ridges is to increase the surface area in your small intestine. Fewer ridges would make it more difficult for nutrients to move from the gut to the bloodstream. But I can't tell you WHY someone would have fewer ridges than normal.

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

I remember him saying that he took biopsies to rule out any possible infections. I get my results Monday. Hopefully they will help clear up any answers. Thanks for your help!

 
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Re: nodule at end of esaphogus

What ever happened with the nodule? What was the diagnosis?

 
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